A unique cinema-university enterprise opened its doors to the public this weekend, with two Oscar-nominated The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and The Big Short chosen for the first week of operations.
Curzon Goldsmiths, Lewisham’s first new cinema in 15 years, opened on Friday January 29 after preview screenings for staff and students.
The 101-seat cinema is based in the Richard Hoggart Building at Goldsmith’s, University of London’s campus on Lewisham Way, New Cross. A new projector and sound system were installed to prepare for the cinema, the first such partnership between a cinema chain and university in the UK.
Paul Homer, Franchise Development Manager at Curzon said: “We are bringing a cinema back to Lewisham. Not only students and faculty [of Goldsmiths], but also people in Deptford and Lewisham no longer have to travel outside the borough and can come to a much closer one, near where they live.”
Goldsmiths students have welcomed the opening. Computer Science student Khalid Salem said: “I can get to the cinema with my friends instead of travelling far to watch a film at Surrey Quays or Stratford.” His classmate Haruna Sawai added: “It’s something to look forward to every week on campus.”
The cinema will be open to the public on weekday evenings and all day at weekends. More information on ticket prices and schedule can be found on the Curzon Goldsmiths website.